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    5 Lessons Learned from My Horrible Jobs

    5 Lessons Learned from My Horrible Jobs
    When people find out I work for Monster, they often ask me for advice on their own careers. I tend to give standard guidance when people complain that they have a bad job, or are very unhappy professionally: Put your resume together, start looking and try not to let the situation get you down. It will pass. But every experience — ...
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    10 Ways You're Annoying Your Coworkers

    Everyone has something (or someone) that annoys him or her at work. It could be faulty equipment or coworkers who don’t pull their own weight. But nobody’s complaining about you, right? Not so fast. Even though your mom, friends, or significant other may worship the ground you walk on, there could be some people you work with who are far ...
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    New Year, New Job Search Strategy

    New Year, New Job Search Strategy
    It's almost a new year and, for those who are unemployed, it may be a time for new job-hunting strategies. I've consulted with South Florida's job market experts to avoid the mistakes of yester-year and get off to a running start in 2010. Get back to basics If you haven't been getting interviews, it may be time to again review your ...
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    Switching from For-Profit to Nonprofit

    Switching from For-Profit to Nonprofit
    A leadership deficit is prompting nonprofits to look outside their ranks for managers, says Bridgespan Group Chairman Thomas Tierney Imagine quitting your job to move to an organization that has fewer resources, affords you less control over the product, and offers a lower salary. Sound enticing? How about throwing into the mix more personal satisfaction, a charitable mission, and a greater ...
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    Quick Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

    Quick Social Media Tips for Nonprofits
    Let me introduce you to guest blogger Celeste Wroblewski, vice president of external relations at Donors Forum in Illinois. Celeste is a longtime friend and colleague, and one of the smartest minds in the field… As I review advice on social media for nonprofits, I often come across rules like these: •It’s about conversing and listening: It’s not about sharing your ...
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    NonProfit Times: 2009 Salary & Benefits Survey

    NonProfit Times: 2009 Salary & Benefits Survey
    Amid the stock market meltdown, credit crunch and rising unemployment, 2009 looks like it will be a better year to be an employee rather than a boss, at least according to the latest national NPT Salary & Benefits Survey. Average salaries for half of the 10 director positions surveyed anticipate a decline in 2009, and those that expect to increase kept ...
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    Partner and Link with Us!

    Partner and Link with Us!
    Have your own website? Have a MySpace account? Here's a great way to spread the word about NonProfitPeople. Just copy and paste the code from the text box below the image of your choice into the HTML body of your page. NonProfitPeople is now offering all related websites the opportunity for partnership and link swapping! Email: info@nonprofitpeople.monster.com for more information. If ...
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    How to Become a NonProfitPeople Star!

    How to Become a NonProfitPeople Star!
    One glance at the NonProfitPeople's Leaderboard and it’s easy to see who's a NonProfitPeople Superstar! So why should you care? Simply put, the more you post, interact and comment, the more stars, industry attention and feedback you receive! Interested? Of course you are! Check out all the community features we have to offer and get a jumpstart on your nonprofit career! ...
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    Use NonProfitPeople to Improve Your Job Search!

    Here at NonProfitPeople, we know that looking for a job in the nonprofit world can be competitive, complicated and at times frustrating. But never fear, NonProfitPeople is here to assist you! We'll not only help you find exactly the job you’re looking for, we've also got the resources to supply you with invaluable job skills and the know-how needed to ...
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
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    Your Work Values Checklist

    [photo:12871] Every day, we make choices -- some without careful consideration. Whether we realize it or not, often our career choice is based on values rather than the work. Values are the beliefs, attitudes and judgments we prize. Are you aware of your values? Do you act on them? Use this checklist to get a better idea of what's important to ...
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    10 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Get the Job

    10 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Get the Job
    The following are 10 true stories. These have all happened to me or my colleagues over the years as hiring managers. I know the job search process can be hard to maneuver. Add to that the fact there’s a whole set of ‘new rules’ you need to follow to get employers to even want to hire you and a job seeker ...
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    5 Cover Letters That Worked

    We talk about them all the time: cover letters. We share general tips, explore best practices, and warn of the most common cover letter mistakes. What we haven't done is give you specific examples of real cover letters that worked. Until now! NonProfitPeople has tracked down five cover letters that helped job seekers land an interview. Sometimes, they even got ...
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    How to Use Social Networking Sites to Market Yourself

    How to Use Social Networking Sites to Market Yourself
    Do you need more exposure for your business? Do you want ways to connect quickly with many people? Then social networking is for you! Many entrepreneurs, like myself, are on social network sites like NonProfitPeople.com. The opportunity to expose our business is there, but do we understand how to use it to grow? Web 2.0 has greatly changed the face of ...
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    Twitter Your Way to a New Job

    Twitter Your Way to a New Job
    Originally published on GradSpot.com You might be surprised, but I feel strongly that Twitter can lead you to the next chapter of your career. Here's why: You can use Twitter to connect with people who share your interests and career goals. Check out search.twitter.com to search for people who are "Tweeting" about things that you care about and then "follow" them ...
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    Students as Teachers: Lessons Learned from the 2007 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award Winners

    Students as Teachers: Lessons Learned from the 2007 K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award Winners
    The annual K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award—bestowed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities—recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education, with strong commitments to teaching and learning; to academic and civic responsibility; and to the development of others as leaders, scholars, and citizens. No doubt in part because of the selection criteria, these ...
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    The 10 Worst Job-Search Tips Ever

    The 10 Worst Job-Search Tips Ever
    Nearly every day, someone sends me a bit of astounding job-search advice from a blog or a newsletter. Some of this advice seems to come directly from the planet X-19, and some of it seems to have been made up on the spot. Here are 10 of my favorite pieces of atrocious job-search advice, for you to read and ignore at ...
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    An Introduction to Myers-Briggs

    An Introduction to Myers-Briggs
    If you’ve ever taken an MBTI assessment you will know the answer to that. If you haven’t, the answer may surprise you! What is MBTI? MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is a personality assessment tool and was developed by a mother and daughter team, Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katherine Cook Briggs. Katherine was very interested in the theories of Carl ...
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    The Elevator Pitch

    The Elevator Pitch
    Do you struggle to introduce yourself to new colleagues, make the rounds at your organization or just sound smart when you extend your hand to a client? The elevator pitch is a much-maligned but oh-so-useful tool to have in your back pocket for just those occasions. I wrote a post for HBR on nailing your elevator pitch that outlined the Great ...
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    3 Ways Unpaid Internships Pay

    Like many college students, I didn’t understand how vital internships are until late in my academic career. I had that natural student mindset that, “everything would be okay” and, “I’ll land a job somehow after graduation.” If I hadn’t attended a professional development workshop supported by my fraternity’s alumni association, I would have learned the hard way I’m not entitled ...
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